December 23, 2016 – Houston Chronicle – Dug Begley –

Houston-area officials, and especially drivers, have known for years the region’s roads are strained and congested, but a panel earlier this month with the county judges of the area’s largest suburban counties might have been a first in terms of the dire message expressed.

“Traffic is not going to get any better. It’s just not,” Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta said.

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal told the crowd of engineers, road builders and consultants: “You can only put so many lanes of traffic down.”

The message from Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert: “Trying to do what we’ve done over the last 50 years and more of it just will not work.”

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